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Henriette MICHAUX

Contact : 48, rue des Jardins 4500 HUY - Belgique

Ph. +32 85 31 86 00

contact@henriette-michaux.be
www.henriette-michaux.be
 
Born 14 May 1956

Henriette Michaux is an engineer and designer. Her main interests are light and form. Her work extends from studies for lighting in space to the creation of lights for a place in particular; and from research by means of prototypes to the production of limited series of objects.
She is a part-time lecturer at the ISAI (Institut Supérieur d’Architecture Intérieure) Lambert Lombard and in the interior architecture workshop at La Cambre.


TRAINING
1979 :
Qualified Civil engineer for constructions AILg.

ACTIVITIES AS ENGINEER
1979-80 :
CEOCOR research on asbestos cement in ‘Non-metallic materials’ dept. Faculté des sciences appliquées AILg.
1980-83 :
Collaboration with BERGER Special techniques engineering office, Liège.

STUDIES FOR LIGHTING & OBJECTS
1988-93 :
Personal research into lights & architectural lighting.
Creations of light fittings.

Since 1992 :
Collaboration on architectural projects with architects B. HERBECQ , C. HENRION, JF. PIRSON, M. de VISSHER , Y. DONCK, C. HAYT, N. NELLES (ARTAU), M. FRISENNA, A. HOETSAEGER, B. VAN DER WEE, A. BAUMANS, O. BOUREZ, (MATADOR), P. LIEVEVROUW (PLANNING), B. DEFFET, E. FURNEMONT, F. DELVAUX, P. VAN DER MAREN

1996 :
creation of SPRL LUMIERE et OBJET

2003 :
Production of part of collection of light fittings by AXIX Maker:



MAIN COMMISSIONS

Desiron Lizen, Liège 1992
Mediathèque, Mons, 1996
Glaverbel, lighting of reception hall, Brussels 1997
Cistercian chapel, Saint Martin-de-Castillon, France, 1997
Musée Victor Horta, Brussels, lighting for museum extension, 1997-2000
Scenography for Designer WE, ‘Color of Glass’, 1997
Detroz jewellery store, Liège, 1997
Designer Ink Graphics, Brussels, 1998
Hôtel Le Castel, Fosses-la-Ville, 1998
Stavelot Abbey, (approaches), 1998-2000
Tourism office, Malmedy, 1998-99
Maison de la Mémoire (approaches), Eugies, in progress
Le Béguinage Centre for cultural exchanges, Liège, 2000
Monumental lighting of three civil engineering works for City of Charleroi (MET), 2001-04
Monumental lighting of ring at Charleroi (MET), 2002, in progress.
Lighting for yacht designed by P. Hertay, Batisse, 2004
Historic presbytery of la Tour at Louvain, arch. P. Vander Maren, in progress
Château de Petit-Rechain in progress

EXHIBITIONS

Desiron- Lysen, Liège 1993, (solo)
100% Belgium, Galerie Théorème, Brussels, 1993
Furniture Belge, Villeurbanne (France), 1994
Ateliers Pirson, Gommegnies (France), 1994, (solo)
Ateliers de Saint-Denis La Bruyère, 1996 (solo)
Atelier de design François Seleck, Ben-Ahin, 1996
20 designers belges, Maison Belge à Cologne, Centre Wallonie-Bruxlelles, Paris & Centre d’Art Contemporarain, Brussels, 1997
20 designers belges, Milan furniture fair, 1998
20 designers belges, Narodni Tehnicke Muzeum, Prague, 2000
L’Escaut, Brussels, 2000 (solo)
WE design VIF – l’Express, ferme de la Ramée, 2001
Furnitures 2, La Châtaigneraie centre for contemporary art, Flemalle, 2001
Artisans du design, Designer’s WE, Horas, Brussels, 2001
Une nouvelle Belgium, Galerie du Vizo, Brussels, 2002
Parrainage du prix du jeune Design Belge, Usage Externe, 2002
Emerging Artists, International glass exhibition, Amsterdam, 2002
Biennale de Design de Saint-Etienne, October 2002
A Table, créateurs de Wallonie, Coeur Saint Lambert, Liège, October 2002
From bakelite to composite, Design Museum, Ghent, October 2002
Arts appliqués au quotidien, Musée Ianchelevici, La Louviere, November, December 2002
Le meilleur du design, Centre Wallonie-Brussels, Paris, December 2002-January 2003
Gluren bij de Buren, Galerie du Vizo, Brussels, February, March 2003
Kunshandwerk aus der Wallonie, HWK Rheinhessen, Mainz, Germany, October, November 2003
Allume !Je m’assieds, Saint-Georges hall, Mons, March, April 2004
Oeverture, design buiten de oevers, Ghent, September 2004
Design 2004, Cœur Saint Lambert, Liège, October, November 2004


PRESS ARTICLES

‘Les pages de la Déco’, M. Burton, Paris Match, 2473, October 1996
Henriette Michaux, magicienne de la lumière, Serge Vanmaercke, Le Vif L’Express, 18 October 1996
Henriette Michaux, Donner corps à la lumiere, Jean-François Pirson, in A+, Brussels, April-May 1997
Evènements, Déco Idées, March 1997
20 Designers Wallons et Bruxellois, Serge Vanmaercke, Le Vif L’Express, 7 March 1997
Special Déco Julie Huon, Le Soir, 1997
Habilleuse de Lumiere, J.L. Legrain, Confluent, April 1997
Architecte de la lumière, V. Eeman, Déco Idées, February 1997
La Balade de la lumière, M.F. Holemens, Designers WE, May 1997
Lumière et Ombre, Henriette Michaux, Karin Depicker, A+ 166, October-November 2000
Elle a les mains baladeuses, Manuella Damiens, Victor (Le Soir), n°12, 23 March 2001
Artelier, guidebook for art contemporary professions in Belgium, Ed. Artelier asbl, March 2004
Design 1945-2000 en Belgique, Ed Racine, November 2004


TEACHING

Institut Supérieur d’Architecture Lambert Lombard, Liège:
1983-1986 : part-time lecturer in Building equipment classes
Since 1993 :
part-time lecturer in Building equipment and Physics for construction classes
collaboration in furniture workshops
seminars dealing with lighting of interior and exterior spaces

Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre :
1998-2001 lecturer in Interior architecture workshop (interaction light & matter)
Since 2002, professor in Interior architecture workshop (interaction light & matter)

JURY

Saint-Luc, Brussels, Atelier de Design, 1994
La Cambre, urban spaces workshop, Brussels, 1996
Saint-Luc, Liège, Formal research workshop, 1997
ISAI Victor Horta, Architecture workshop, Brussels,1997
ISAI Victor Horta, Architecture workshop, Brussels,1998
Ecole Supérieure des Arts Plastiques et Visuels de l’Etat, Interior design, Furniture, Mons,1998
CAD, Design workshop, Brussels,2001
Saint-Luc, Interior architecture workshop, Liège, 2001
La Cambre, Furniture workshop, Brussels, June 2001
CAD, Design workshop, Brussels, January & October 2001
Ecole Supérieure des Arts Plastiques et Visuels de l’Etat, Interior design, Furniture, Mons, June 2004


lamp Flora

wall bracket Walla

ceiling fixture Ludo

standing lamps Claudio-Roberto

suspension lamp Marguerite

wall lamp Victor

ceiling fixture Victor

suspension lamp Victor

wall lamp Anna

standing lamp Baladeuse

ceiling fixture Wenda

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